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VIDEO: Store owner fights off armed robber with bat

When an armed robber threatened his family and his livelihood, one man chose to fight back with a baseball bat. (Source: WCVB/CNN) When an armed robber threatened his family and his livelihood, one man chose to fight back with a baseball bat. (Source: WCVB/CNN)

NEW BEDFORD, MA (WCVB/CNN) – A store owner fought back against a would-be robber, hitting the thief with a baseball bat.

Surveillance video shows a knife-wielding man in a convenience store Thursday night as owner Wessam Mohamed was preparing to close up.

The man demanded money from Mohamed and his wife, as their young son stood nearby. The couple refused to give the man anything.

Mohamed says the store is his lifeline because his wife is battling lung cancer, so he chose to fight.

“He have knife. He want(s) money or your life… You have to fight,” Mohamed said.

As the thief reached for the store’s cash register, Mohamed pulled out a baseball bat and started hitting the man.

The man tried to swipe at Mohamed with the knife but fell and ran out of the store. Mohamed followed, bat in hand.

But when he remembered his family was alone in the store, Mohamed returned.

His family says they’re grateful for Mohamed’s actions. Mohamed’s son says he’s proud of his father for protecting them and their livelihood.

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